One-Way System for Market Place from 22nd of June

Beginning on Monday, 22nd of June, Market Place and Market Street will become one-way, to make it easier to adhere to social distancing requirements. Vehicles must proceed only in a clockwise direction (from Market Street to Station Street, from Station Street to Church Street). Please see the attached bulletin for further information.

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Armed Forces Week

Monday, 22nd of June 2020 to Friday, 26th of June 2020

Armed Forces Week begins on Monday 22nd June; this is our national opportunity to celebrate the Armed Forces and the role they play in protecting the UK.  Those who employ Reservists will be particularly interested in Wednesday 24thJune, which is Reserves Day , when we focus on the contribution made by our volunteer Reserves.  In …

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COVID Secure Guidelines for Retailers

The government has confirmed that non-essential retailers can open on Monday the 15th of June, so long as they comply with the COVID-secure guidelines.

The COVID-secure guidelines are summarised below:

  1. Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment
  2. Develop cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures
  3. Help people to work from home
  4. Maintain 2m social distancing where possible
  5. Where people cannot be 2m apart, manage transmission risk.

The detailed list of COVID-secure guidelines has practical actions for each of the above steps.

These steps should be used in conjunction with the guidance for specific workplaces . For non-essential retailers, of most use will be the guidance for shops & branches , and the guidance for restaurants offering delivery or takeaway.

Once you have completed all of the above 5 steps to work safely, you can download and display the Staying Covid-19 Secure in 2020 Poster , to communicate with customers you have followed government guidance to minimise the risk of COVID-19.

Please do email once you have completed the COVID-secure guidelines, as we can promote your business on our social media channels.

Should you need any signage, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has created Covid-19 signage to display in your premises to encourage social distancing:


Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service


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Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service (RCVS) is leading the operation to help some of the area’s most vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic – and beyond.

Over 400 people have already registered for support in the borough, and the number is rising daily. We’re encouraging others to come forward and is also appealing for more volunteers to deliver the service.

The support includes practical help, such as shopping and collecting prescriptions. There are also regular welfare checks to counter social isolation. Feedback from those supported has been overwhelmingly positive, for example:

“What you’re doing is fantastic, knowing that you are here for me is very reassuring.”

“Your help and encouragement to me was priceless and I can’t say thank you enough.”

“It’s so lovely to have a friendly phone call and to know that I’m not alone.”

Many requests for help are coming directly from those who need it, but there have also been referrals from community nurses, social workers and housing providers.  The Coronavirus Community Support Hub set up by Nottinghamshire County Council is expected to generate many more in the coming weeks.

All such requests are assigned to volunteers who then respond. RCVS is drawing on our volunteering experience, client management systems and networks to coordinate the project, working with a wide range of other organisations. We’re keen to hear from other agencies which want to get involved.

The service started in Cotgrave but has already grown to cover all of Rushcliffe, even though all RCVS staff are working from home.

RCVS Chief Executive Carolyn Perry said: “Many local communities are doing fantastic things during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re available to support their work and would urge people to seek help if they need it.

“We’re very proud to be playing a leading role. Regular calls to check the welfare of people at risk of social isolation are especially important. We’re also aware that the need will still be there, even once the current situation eases.

“We’re really excited about building on this with a view to creating a permanent telephone befriending service for the whole of South Nottinghamshire. This clearly fits in with our vision to help older, more vulnerable people keep their independence.”

RCVS has already recruited 146 new volunteers to provide COVID-19 support, but we’re still seeking more volunteering applications from local people who are not under any social isolating restrictions.

To be eligible for help, clients must be self-isolating, without local support and unable to access priority shopping slots for vulnerable people or their carers.

Anyone needing support can contact us on 0115 9699060 or email . Those interested in volunteering are asked to email .

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